Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Roe fawn eating mushrooms

This roe fawn is eating mushrooms.This was the last time that any of the trail cameras have recorded this type of behaviour from the deer.We have had such a mild and dry autumn overall,about 3 or 4 degrees above the norm,that it,s been only a below average mushroom crop and yet all species of deer have been targeting them specifically.I don,t know why but mushroom eating amongst deer rarely ever gets a mention and if it does(no pun!)is right at the last of their stated food lists.I always thought that they went for the nuts more but not so or maybe just when the fungi are not quite ready yet....

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